The Birth of Christ: The Announcement!

Women and new fathers love baby announcements. I say new fathers because most guys don’t usually ask details. We just find out a baby is born and grunt. Women want all the details. ALL.

When both of our children were born, when I shared that we had a new child, ladies would ask about weight, length, time, how long the labor was, etc!

(OK I know the women are now curious so here you go.)

Hanna – 8lbs 3oz, 22” long, 10:12 am
Caleb – 7lbs, 2oz, 22” long, 10:30 pm

When we sent out birth announcements for Hanna, they were printed on card stock and mailed to all our dear family and friends. When Caleb was born I did the birth announcement via email and sent it to all our contacts. Of course I was sleep deprived and had to send a corrected notice with his ACTUAL name.

I've been thinking about the Biblical birth announcement found in Luke ch. 2.

The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid! I have good news for you, a message that will fill everyone with joy. Today your Savior, Christ the Lord, was born in David's city.

How’s that for a birth announcement?

Notice the detail…in the announcement of His birth, his purpose for being born was also declared: YOUR Savior.

Jesus was born to die, to give His life on the cross and to save us from sin/death and hell.

When the Sheppard’s came to find Jesus in a manger, they told Mary about the heavenly birth announcement and she treasured these things in her heart and thought about them often.

It’s easy to get caught up in selfmas. The purchasing of gifts for ourselves and others. We should strive to remember His birth year round, focusing on His birth and the purpose for which He came.

So how can we celebrate?

1. Counting our blessings.
2. Tell others of His love, birth, death and resurrection.
3. Focus on the reason He was born and how it applies to our life.
4. Worship HIM!

Just a few rambling thoughts on the season.

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